Braehead Revisited, chapter 4: Going Up
The upper stair landing is large and is used as a private library, housing volumes found inside Braehead as well as some of the owners’ collection.
A slant-top desk and chair in the library.
Just off the library and above the formal parlors are a nursery and the master suite. There were no closets or bathrooms in the original house, so architect, Sabina Weitzman designed a massive wall of storage for the couple’s clothing as well as a spacious, elegant master bath. We decided that, while we would respect the history of Braehead, these private spaces would be designed and decorated to fit the needs and taste of the new owners.
The cabinetry was custom built. The little chair next to the fireplace (one of nine in the house) was almost discarded, as it was wet and musty from years of storage in a shed. We decided it had good lines, so my upholsterer stripped it to the frame, which was solid, and re-covered it in a contemporary fabric.
The tub was found at Braehead, and refurbished.
Resources in Friday’s post.
Photographs by Kimberly Long, Life Long Memories Photography – see link at left
Tomorrow, we go downstairs to the home office and the heart of Braehead, the kitchen!